The Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladislav Surkov, who oversees the separatist republics in the Donbas, became a godfather to a child of the leader of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, as reported on Facebook by journalist Denis Kazansky.
"I heard earlier that Zakharchenko and Surkov have already become related. Now it is confirmed. Surkov baptized the son of Zakharchenko, who was born two years ago. So while Surkov oversees the Donbas in the Kremlin, Zakharchenko's position in the DNR is strong," he wrote.
The journalist noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin has also long been the godfather of the child of Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk.
"It’s interesting how this octopus stretches out its tentacles everywhere. Putin is Medvedchuk’s child’s godfather, Surkov is Zakharchenko’s. Nepotism by suits. Everyone is united via the mafia connections. I wonder how come Surkov wasn’t averse to doing this. He is still an intellectual," Kazansky added.